Israeli legislative election, 1973
|31 December 1973|
|This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.|
|Alignment 1 4 5 6||621,183||39.6||51||−5|
|National Religious Party||130,349||8.3||10||−2|
|Religious Torah Front 3||60,012||3.8||5||−1|
|Independent Liberals 2||56,560||3.6||4||0|
|Progress and Development 4||22,604||1.4||2||0|
|Arab List for Bedouin and Villagers 4||16,408||1.0||1||New|
|Movement for Social Equality||10,202||0.7||0||New|
|Cooperation and Brotherhood||9,949||0.6||0||−2|
|Blue White Panthers||5,945||0.4||0||New|
|Israeli Arab List||3,269||0.2||0||New|
|Socialist Revolution List||1,201||0.1||0||New|
|Source: Nohlen et al.|
1 Aryeh Eliav left the Alignment and merged with Ratz to form Ya'ad - Civil Rights Movement. The new party later broke up when Eliav and Marcia Freedman left to set up the Independent Socialist Faction, whilst Shulamit Aloni and Boaz Moav returned to Ratz.
2 Hillel Seidel defected from the Independent Liberals to Likud.
3 The Religious Torah Front broke up into Agudat Yisrael (three seats) and Poalei Agudat Yisrael (two seats).
4 Progress and Development and the Arab List for Bedouins and Villagers merged into the Alignment (with which they were already associated) before breaking away to form the United Arab List).
5 Mordechai Ben-Porat broke away from the Alignment and remained a single MK.
6 Mapam broke away from the Alignment but rejoined it soon after.
The Eighth Knesset
Golda Meir of the Alignment formed the sixteenth government on 10 March 1974, including the National Religious Party and the Independent Liberals in her coalition, with 22 ministers. Meir resigned on 11 April 1974 after the Agranat Commission had published its interim report on the Yom Kippur War.
The Alignment's Yitzhak Rabin formed the seventeenth government on 3 June 1974, including Ratz, the Independent Liberals, Progress and Development and the Arab List for Bedouins and Villagers. The new government had 19 ministers. The National Religious Party joined the coalition on 30 October and Ratz left on the 6 November, by which time there were 21 ministers.
The government resigned on 22 December 1976, after ministers of the National Religious Party were sacked because the party had abstained from voting on a motion of no confidence, which had been brought by Agudat Yisrael over a breach of the Sabbath on an Israeli Air Force base.
- Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p125 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
- Historical overview of the Eighth Knesset Knesset website (English)
- Election results on the official Knesset website (in English)